Newcastle United target Boubacar Sanogo happy at Energie Cottbus

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Energie Cottbus striker Boubacar Sanogo is flattered to be linked with a move to West Ham United, but insists that he is happy at his current club.

The 29-year-old joined the 2. Bundesliga club in the summer after being released by St Etienne and is the top scorer in the German second division with five goals so far this season.

Sanogo, who has struggled with injuries over the past two years, is delighted at regaining his confidence and wants to play for the Ivory Coast at the 2014 World Cup finals.

"I thank God for blessing me, I now have the joy of playing football again and of scoring goals," he told skysports.com.

"I went through a lot over the past two years, nothing worked for me. It has been difficult.

"Now all that is in the past. Being linked with a move to West Ham or any club is good, but I am very happy with my club. However, you never know in football.

"My ambition is to be part of the Ivory Coast team and play at the 2014 World Cup finals. That is my dream. I need to score more goals to get back into the squad."